The Police Department currently consists of 51 personnel, 44 of whom are sworn officers. The Department structure for sworn personnel includes the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, a Field Division Lieutenant, a Support Services Division Lieutenant, 8 Sergeants, 4 Detectives, 2 Crime Prevention Officers, a Tactical Unit and 24 patrol officers, one of which is our K-9 Unit.
This Department is responsible for organizing, planning, directing, and evaluating the Village Police Department. Also the Office of the Chief of Police directs the formulation and implementation of Police Department philosophy and standards; formulate and approves short and long term goals and objectives; and plans and budgets for all Police Department functions including Developing, presenting and securing approval of fiscal-year budgets and goals for operations and administrative areas; and
Monitoring progress to goals, objectives and budgets and making necessary adjustments.
On July 26, 2003, the Oak Brook Police Department received national accreditation for the third time by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The accreditation program required our agency to comply with 444 state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.
This accomplishment represents the satisfactory completion of a continuous process of thorough agency-wide self-evaluation, concluded by an exacting outside review by a team of independent assessors, and a final interview with the CALEA Board.
The Oak Brook Police Department has earned a place in the upper echelon of the nation's law enforcement community by receiving the distinguished status of being an accredited police department. We have met the professionally recognized criteria for excellence in management and the delivery of excellent service.
The accreditation of the Oak Brook Police Department is for three years.